Barack Obama will hit the campaign trail later in his first day as the official Democratic presidential nominee.
The commander-in-chief brought the curtain down on his party’s national convention by making his case for another four years in the White House.
Having taken office at the outset of the global economic crisis, Obama said he needs longer to fix the economy.
“You didn’t elect me to tell you what you wanted to hear, you elected me to tell you the truth. And the truth is, it will take more than a few years for us to solve the challenges that have built up over decades,” he told delegates.
Meanwhile, there was praise for Obama’s auto rescue plan from his running mate.
“We can now proudly say what you’ve heard me say the last six months- Osama Bin Laden is dead, and General Motors is alive,” said Vice President Joe Biden.
The auto bailout was first enacted by George W Bush and continued by the Obama administration.
Romney had been a very public critic of the move four years ago, penning an article for The New York Times under the title ‘Let Detroit Go Bankrupt’.”